A woman is in hospital after falling from her horse when out riding in Marsh Lane, Killamarsh North Derbyshire, on Saturday 21 February.

The rider, aged in her 50s, suffered serious head injuries and is currently being treated at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield. Her condition is described as critical but stable.

The woman, who was out hacking with one other person, had been riding through farmland. When she reached the main road when her horse reared up, throwing her from the saddle.

“We received a call at about 6pm on Saturday evening saying a woman had been thrown from her horse,” a spokesman from Derbyshire police told H&H.

“There is a chance that the horse may have been spooked by the noise of a motorbike. We are looking into this to see whether it may have been a factor in the accident.”